Odell Woodcut No. 04 Oak Aged Lager

RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Originally from Bavaria, Mrzens were brewed during the cooler months, and then stored in a lager (cave or cellar) during the summer months. Woodcut No. 4, best described as a double Mrzenbier, boasts a malty body with a clean, refined finish. Hints of toasted cedar, vanilla and almond are created by lagering the beer in new American Oak barrels. Each Woodcut offering is packaged and bottle conditioned in 750ml Champagne style bottles with a cork and cage finish. Once released, the recipe and label are retired making these beers truly limited-edition.
Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of Woodcut No. 4 on May 22, 2010 as one of many weeklong events honoring American Craft Beer Week.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
28th August 2010
Cloudy brown beer, good off white head. Semi soft and semi dry palate but with a carbonated sting. Soft creamy malt. Bags of vanilla oak. Subdued hop and minerals before a really nice soft semi dry finish. Another cracker from Odell, off the beaten track and a sumptuous tasty beer that hides its abv brilliantly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazy copper color with a fluffy white head and plenty of carbonation. S: Quite sweet with plenty of vanilla on the nose. There are plenty of sweet malt notes as well, namely caramel with lots of bread as well. A bit of alcohol as well, but not overly boozy. T: Thankfully, this is not as overwhelmingly oaky as some of the other Woodcuts are. As mentioned in the smell recap, the barrel character is up front and well represented: good vanilla and whiskey flavors, along with some oak. Quite a bit of booze, unfortunately, and the sweet caramel and bready malts dont sufficiently mask that fact. M: A medium body, which is something I was worried about due to the lager factor. Plenty of carbonation as well. D: Overall, not a bad beer at all, but just too hot. I would let this one mellow out before opening a bottle of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (16163) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle thanks to Msante79. Pours muddy brown with white head. Some retention. Nose of cedar, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, oak and vanilla. More like an upscale American Strong Ale than a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14514) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting ivory head and good lacing. Aromas of oak, vanilla, carmel, fruittiness, cedar and light almond. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, cedar, vanilla, carmel, toasted malt and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering oaky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
SAVOR, 75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, wood, some caramel, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, wood, caramel, some lemon/grapefruit, vanilla, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (14000) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy copper with thick creamy off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is cedar, oak, earth. Medium mouth, spice, nuts, caramel. sweet, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13492) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle #4057 shared by my friend Jeremy, and enjoyed over a decently sized poker win. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, toffee, apple, fresh wood, citrus, mildly hoppy finish and a bit of booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (13056) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Caged and corked 750 mL bottle. Pours hazy tawny with a large, frothy, light tan head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of light alcohol, wood, vanilla, and almond. Full bodied, alcoholic-spicy texture, and lively carbonation. Long duration, moderate sweetness and acidity, light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
(750ml, Bottle No. 1800, Vintage: May, 2010) Pours a hazy orangish-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, toasted coconut, caramel, toffee. Flavor of caramel, oak, herbs, vanilla, florals, grass, and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Imperial maerzen. IT could be so much better but for a 11% maerzen that was thrown in a barrel it isnt bad.

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